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'Incredible': Mikel Arteta says Brentford have someone other than Toney who 'deserves praise'
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'Incredible': Mikel Arteta says Brentford have someone other than Toney who 'deserves praise'

Arsenal will face off with Brentford on Sunday and Mikel Arteta has been speaking about the Bees in his pre-match press conference.

The clash has drawn attention thanks to Arteta’s performance in the Arsenal All Or Nothing series, in which he used a tweet from Ivan Toney to motivate his team for the clash. Of course, Toney is the talk of the town himself after winning an England call this week and Arsenal will be well aware of his abilities.

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And while Arteta has sung the praises of Toney, he also believes Bees boss Thomas Frank deserves a mention too for the job he’s done with Brentford.

“I think he’s done an incredible job with himself and the coaching staff. The club, the clarity, the philosophy and the vision that they had and how they have executed it, how they’re constantly evolving… I think they deserve a lot of praise for what they’ve done,” Arteta said of Frank in his press conference.

Frank has managed to consolidate the Bees in the Premier League and with Toney spearheading the attack, there is a belief that things will only improve for them. Arsenal, then, will be on their guard this weekend.

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And that isn’t being disrespectful to Brentford but the fact is that a ‘big’ club in England or Europe will come knocking for Thomas Frank at some point if he carries on.

His work at Brentford is rightly praised by Mikel Arteta here and the Bees are a team that not many in the PL will fancy facing this season.

Arsenal are good enough to see them off if they perform but if there’s any dip, then the Gunners will come away with nothing against Brentford, and not for the first time.

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